Gluten & Dairy Free Mince Pies

If you’ve any left over mincemeat then you must give this a try. It’s amazing how well this pastry turns out considering it’s simplicity. A very merry Christmas to all, try not to over indulge too much!! – Preparation Time:  25 Minutes                          Cooking Time: 20 … Continue reading

Parsnip & Chestnut Soup

I saw this on a menu in a cafe today and had to give it a crack, perfect for a starter around the festive season, or any other cold winter evening. – Preparation Time:  15 Minutes                              Cooking Time: 15 Minutes         … Continue reading

Roasted Jerusalem Artichoke in a Mediterranean Sauce

Artichokes are fantastic at this time of year, and I like to use this dish as an accompaniment to Christmas dinner, it’s nice to get some different flavours on the plate. Just beware of the extra vibrations around the room, we call them fartichokes in my house!! – Preparation Time:  20 Minutes         … Continue reading

Brussel Sprouts with Bacon & Chestnuts

There’s a lot of people out there who don’t like sprouts, but my theory is that this is only because people don’t cook them right. Don’t overcook them and try some other ingredients to boost the flavour and they taste great! – Preparation Time:  8 Minutes                     … Continue reading

Chestnut & Herb Stuffing

A great flavoursome stuffing, ideal for Thanksgiving or Christmas to accompany your roast turkey. In my opinion, a good stuffing can transform a roast dinner. – Preparation Time:  15 Minutes                              Cooking Time: 30 Minutes                   … Continue reading